From India’s sacred banyan tree to the cedar of Lebanon, trees offer us sanctuary and inspiration – not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup. In Around the World in 80 Trees Jonathan Drori uses botany and history to show how trees play a role in every part of human life - Berlin’s Unter den Linden avenue intoxicates amorous Germans and bees alike, nineteenth-century London streets paved with Australian eucalyptus wood, and 78 more - with self-mummifying monks, arboreal goats and ever-so-slightly radioactive nuts. The beautiful illustrations are by Lucille Clerc.
Paperback 240 pages.
Measurements: 23.2 cm x 15 cm.
This book is a comprehensive, accessible, illustrated exploration of the fascinating science of colour. Organized by 50 of the most essential questions about color across a variety of fields (physics, chemistry, biology, technology, and psychology) Arielle and Joann Eckstut examine how and why we see colour,...
A special edition of the Haynes Apollo 13 Manual, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Moon mission April 1970 which very nearly ended in catastrophe. The special edition includes an expanded look at what was learned from the investigation, and how these lessons...
Alan Turing designed some of the earliest computers and was pivotal in the cracking of the Enigma code used by the German Navy. Tragically, his accomplishments were never fully recognised during his lifetime due to his homosexuality, then a crime in the UK. In 1952 he...
This fascinating full colour 550-piece puzzle beautifully illustrates each and every one of the elements in the Periodic Table. Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry. Box measures 27.9 x 33 x 5.1 cm